Fenerbahce have denied they are interested in signing Mesut Ozil, saying a move for the Arsenal man is simply ‘not possible’.
There have been reports in Turkey that Fenerbahce were keen on signing the out-of-favour Arsenal playmaker this summer, with Unai Emery thought to be keen to move him on.
However, with Ozil thought to be earning £13.5 million-a-year, the Turkish side have moved to deny their interest in signing the former Germany international, blaming ‘economic conditions’.
“In recent weeks, and especially in the last few days, the necessity of providing information about the claims of Mesut Özil, which is on the agenda, to clarify the situation that has arisen,” a statement on the Fenerbahce website reads.
“Mesut Özil, with his career and stance successfully represents our country abroad, is an important value known with the identity of Fenerbahce.
“However, Fenerbahce does not have an initiative for Mesut Ozil. Under the current economic conditions, such a step is not possible for both parties.
“Our President, Ali Koç, made statements on the subject in the WinWin program held on June 20 and emphasized that this could not be realized in the short term.”